Would you rather
Yesterday, on The Office, they played a game of "would you rather".
Here's one for you:
I went to a great seminar yesterday. The speaker discussed a lot of cutting edge, hot data, and he was extremely captivating. I'm pretty sure only nerds describe data as "hot".
One of the more interesting tidbits in his talk was about a relatively common gene mutation.
It's a single amino acid change that occurs in about 10% of Caucasians and in a slightly higher percentage of Asians.
This mutation causes a change in hippocampal functioning, resulting in a decrease in episodic memory functioning (basically, in remembering stories).
"Wow," one may think, "We need to fix that gene".
Here's the kicker, people with this mutation have lower rates of depression.
Sometimes "fixing" one thing "breaks" another thing.
Would you rather retain your ability to remember stories and events of your life or be depressed more often that "normals".
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